Welcome to Portland Hip Hop Week
Wiilamette Weeks Highlight of the launch of Portland's 1st Annual Hip Hop Day.
DJ O.G.ONE Tells the story of how PDX Hip Hop Day was started and why.
Portland Hip Hop Day was founded in 2015 to address concerns and conflicts between the city's Hip Hop scene and various agencies. The primary aim was to bring together divided communities through the platform of Hip Hop. The collaboration between the city and the Hip Hop community has led to successful annual events. In 2018, Hip Hop Day was extended to a week-long celebration from August 20th to August 26th. Our goal is to UNIFY, AMPLIFY, EDUCATE, & ELEVATE the Hip Hop culture.
Idris "STARCHILE" O'ferrell, a Portland native, was a legendary party host and event curator who played a crucial role in bringing together various entities within the Mayor's office, police, and special interest groups to bridge communication with the Hip Hop community. Sadly, in 2018, STARCHILE lost his battle with cancer. However, his legacy continues as he is remembered each year during the annual Hip Hop Week Celebrations.
David "O.G.ONE" Jackson, a DJ, producer, business entrepreneur, and activist, has been a pillar in the Portland community for over 30 years. Along with STARCHILE, O.G.ONE took on the challenge of urging the city of Portland to address issues related to the Hip Hop community. They also pushed for accountability within the agencies representing the city to bridge relationships and divisions within the Hip Hop community. Currently, O.G.ONE oversees the Portland and nationwide launching of Hip Hop Day/Week concept. He also coaches the next generation of leaders within the culture.
The mission of Portland Hip Hop Week is to foster a sense of community, unity, love, and respect through the celebration of togetherness. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment that uplifts and celebrates the vibrant culture of hip hop while bringing people together in a spirit of joy and connection.
To submit your event for PDX Hip Hop Week sanction consideration, please send an email with event date, location, and details by clicking this link here. (Please Read All Sanction Requirements Before Submitting.
Current Event Submission Requirements
1. Safety: The event must prioritize the safety of all attendees, performers, and staff. This includes ensuring that the venue is secure, that emergency procedures are in place, and that adequate security measures are taken.
2. Inclusivity: The event must be inclusive and welcoming to all members of the Hip Hop community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.
3. Award Recognition: The event must include an award recognition for someone within the Hip Hop community who has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the culture. This can be an artist, producer, promoter, community member, or any other individual who has played a key role in advancing Hip Hop.
4. Donation: If there is a charge for admission to any event, a donation should be given to a non- profit organization that supports Hip Hop culture, such as a youth organization or music program (Amount is up to event organizers discretion).
5. Love and Respect: The event must promote love and respect within the Hip Hop community and discourage any behavior(s) that could be considered harmful and unsafe for attendees.
6. Submission Fee: All sanctioned events must pay an administrative submission fee to cover the costs of reviewing and approving the event.
7. Verification: All donations made to non-profit organizations must be verified by the Ambassador to ensure that the funds are being used appropriately and effectively.
07/08/2023 is the DEADLINE for submissions. Click Here to Email Submissions